Get the scoop on Door County food and drink scene, including breweries, restaurants and taverns. From Brussels to Washington Island, we’ve got the latest on what the peninsula’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans are cooking up for you in Door County.

  • Cheers!: Fresh-Squeezed and Literary IPAs

    Rob Moore of the Ephraim Yacht Club stopped by the other day with a six-pack of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, informing me that although he is aware I’m not a big fan of [American] IPAs, he heard this was a good one. He added that he used to live in Portland and is well aware […]

  • Firefly Outfitters: A Specially Curated Library of Wine

    Firefly Outfitters is like walking into a well-loved bookstore, except instead of shelves full of books, there is carefully curated wine; instead of searching by genres and new releases, you’ll browse by countries of import and grape varietals. Having relied primarily on word-of-mouth promotion since opening in 2016, the shop flies slightly under the radar, […]

  • 2019 Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    The 2019 Wet Whistle Wine Fest will be held Sept. 13, 5-9 pm; and Sept. 14, 10 am – 6 pm, at the von Stiehl Winery (, 115 Navarino St. in Algoma. If offers a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches, cider, beer, soda and lots of wine: red, white, rosé, semi-sweet, dry, you name it. Food […]

  • Dinner in the Vineyard to Feature Matt Poole

    Matt Poole of Hotel Washington will prepare the entrée this year for this year’s five-course Dinner in the Vineyard, Aug. 29 on Washington Island. “I don’t always get to be there with guests while they are enjoying their meal,” he said. “I’m excited to be able to share a meal, especially at Gathering Ground, which […]

  • Cheers!: Up the Kriek

    Having one of those blah days when I needed a powerful pick-me-up to lift me from the ordinary, I saw it immediately, looking down at me from the top shelf: Lindemans Kriek [Cherry] Lambic. Yes, let some tart, bright, cherry crispness enter my world. The cherry flavor is intense and amazing. I don’t want it […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Barbeque and the Blues

    Although the end of August is in sight, summertime fun in Door County is showing no signs of slowing down. This weekend, there’s an event for everyone. Enjoy celebrated blues performances, taste award-winning barbeque, browse local art and spend some time in the great outdoors.  Festivals and Celebrations  Death’s Door BBQ, Aug. 24 A Kansas […]

  • An Introduction to the Lobster Roll

    Although Door County is known for freshwater fishing and the resulting bounty of whitefish, that doesn’t mean you can’t also find some saltwater favorites on menus around the peninsula. One of these summertime staples – the lobster roll – is better known on the nation’s northeast coast, where lobster can be bought straight from the trap. According […]

  • Few Seats Available for Washington Island’s Dinner in the Vineyard

    Only a few seats remain for the Aug. 29 Dinner in the Vineyard on Washington Island. This benefit for the Gathering Ground farm – an innovative, nonprofit farm founded in 2016 to gather people together to celebrate, learn about and practice regenerative agriculture – gathers top chefs from the island and peninsula for a magical night among […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Chef to Appear on Food Network

    Emilie Rose Bishop will appear on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games on Aug. 28, 8 pm, on the Food Network.  Bishop recently moved from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay to join the Union Supper Pub as its executive chef/partner – a move that takes her full circle because she began her culinary career as a dishwasher when […]

  • Food Trucks and Floaties at Anclam Beach

    No shoes, no shirts, no problem! Celebrate the food-truck scene in Baileys Harbor during Food Trucks and Floaties ( on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy offerings from local food-truck vendors – Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality – and […]

  • DC Historical Society Dinner to Host Jim Draeger

    The Door County Historical Society will host – and Jim Draeger will present – the monthly dinner program Bottoms Up on Aug. 26, 6 pm, at the Institute Saloon, 4599 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Wisconsin native Draeger is a co-author of the national-award-winning books Fill ’er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations and […]

  • Savory Spoon Offering Kids Cooking Classes

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is on a mission to teach young people about the joy and value of cooking through an interactive, fun learning experience. Classes are appropriate for kids ages seven to 13.  Retired teacher Jane Tomich will be the instructor for the summer’s last class, offered Aug. 20, 9:30 […]

  • Sweet! Community Honey Harvest Aug. 24

    The Door County Beekeepers Club, in cooperation with Crossroads at Big Creek, will host an educational, family-oriented community honey harvest for all ages on Aug. 24, rain or shine.  The event will begin at 9 am with activities centered around the Collins Learning Center and adjacent grounds. Children’s activities include dressing up as a beekeeper, […]

  • Learn How to Put Up Your Harvest

    The Door County Seed Library (DCSL) is offering a Putting Up Your Harvest class Aug. 17, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This is a free community event with no registration.  DCSL planning-team members Renee Borkovetz and Cathy Edmundson will discuss how to safely preserve the fall bounty of fruits and […]

  • This Weekend in Door County: Floaties, Fiddles, Food and Fun

    Only in Door County could one weekend feature Nordic fiddles, pig wrestling, professional kite flyers, island adventures, incredible live music and more. There are plenty of activities to keep busy, whether you’re craving an outdoor adventure, an indoor activity or some delicious eats. The events listed below are just a sampling of happenings on the […]

  • Cheers!: Married to Mossy Gabby

    Colleague Kait recently introduced me to this beer during a staff outing. A small group of us went to a local joint (local to me, anyway): Mojo Rosa’s in beautiful downtown Egg Harbor. It’s two blocks from my place. Kait took us there for a beer on tap called Mossy Gabby. Or that’s what I […]

  • Baileys Harbor Welcomes Wally’s Weenie Wagon

    During a recent trip to the Big Apple, one of the meals I indulged in was a street-vendor hot dog. There’s something distinctive about the experience of biting into a fresh-off-the-roller hot dog – no silverware, plate or dining table required. Normally, you would have to head to metropolitan areas such as Chicago or NYC (or […]

  • Cheers! A Confusion of Coconut

    A friend who lives in Florida gifted me with a can of Big Rod Coconut Ale, a blonde ale from the Miami Brewing Co. It pours with a persistent, white head that leaves sheafs of lacing with each sip. There’s no coconut aroma that I can discern, but there is a rich, toasted-coconut flavor to […]

  • Chef Heidi Gilbertson Featured at Dinner in the Vineyard

    Heidi Gilbertson of Island Cafe is among the chefs who will be featured at this year’s Dinner in the Vineyard on Washington Island on Thursday, Aug. 29, 4 pm. When asked why she was looking forward to participating again, she said, “I believe in the mission of the vineyard. I want to help; I don’t […]

  • Signing and Sampling with Cheese Cookbook Author

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will present a free, “cheese-licious” book and author event Aug. 15, 7 pm, when Door County cheese-industry professionals join Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook author Kristine Hansen for a discussion and complimentary cheese sampling at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor.  As a prolific freelance writer, Hansen has written on food, […]